International Sugar Journal

Factory remote access using smart devices* [Full subscriber]

Abstract Maryborough Sugar Factory (MSF) runs a low cost milling operation. We continually strive to achieve changes in cost competitiveness by significantly improving the way employees go about their normal day to day work through the use of technology. Investigations were undertaken to identify how the existing computer network could be adapted to provide remote access throughout the majority of the mill site, and then how this same access could be extended to off-site usage. This included the selection and location of WiFi devices, smart devices and software. The software had to provide remote access to the factory control system,…

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